Tuesday, July 13, 2010

First Mongolian Cashmere Shop in Copenhagen















"Life is too short not to wear [Mongolian] cashmere". I think Coco Chanel forgot to say Mongolian, so i decided to put it midst her quote. The reason why i'm citing is: cashmere is one of the Mongolian three main exports; and it is soft, beautiful, warm, yet light, easily wearable and viewed as the best and most valuable cashmere in the World (google and check if you don't believe, we are very famous for it); and/but most importantly i have come across to a Mongolian Cashmere Shop in the hearts of Copenhagen! Right next to a Nyhavn street, at Store Strandstraede 7, DK - 1255, KBH K, where i work - a very famous touristic-hell-of-a-good-location! When i first saw it, i stood outside with wide eyes for some time in disbelief, thinking: is it Goyo, Gobi and Buyan or something? I was so excited, kind of literally ran like a freak to the shop. It was two floored place, full of cashmere, Mongolian paintings and clothes. But it wasn't Goyo or Gobi, instead it was called MONGOL TEXTILE [operating since 1934!]. When i first walked in, an old shop woman stared at me and said instantly: Are you Mongolian? and ofcourse i said yes (Mongolians can tell whether someone is Mongolian or not) - my cheeks are very Mongolian :)

She and her designer daughter supposedly ran the place, and we talked, talked and talked. There were customers, but we continued talking. I told her how smart is to open a shop, selling a cashmere top for 900-2000kr (180-400$)! It seemed like she doubled the price and added the transportation cost, and i mean she has to, with that location, i thought she must have been paying a big amount of rent and tax. She toured me around her clothes and said she'd give me a discount if i buy something, and although she said that to every customer, i thought it was very sweet. But nevertheless, when she started asking about my life and where i used to study at high school, she ended up becoming my friend, S.Tengis' grandmother. I laughed really hard and she gave a hug instantly and invited me for dinner sometime. Small world!



Anyways i was very proud to see that shop in Copenhagen and i hope it would thrive and succeed! Although it was open, it will officially open in November, inviting the President of Mongolia (i'm not sure Mr. Elbegdorj is coming though, although she said they're good friends), Mongolian Honorary Ambassadors from Germany and Sweden (the only Mongolian embassy in Scandinavia and Nordic countries. If i have to renew my passport i have to go to either Berlin or Stockholm!), etc. I happened to get invited as well, and i'm very much looking forward to it.

It is always so refreshing and delightful to see Mongolians succeeding abroad. I hope we'll keep up a good reputation and eventually bloom and boom economically even further!

I have added photos of the shop! They kindly asked me to model for their winter 2010 collection and here they are. While photoshooting, Mongolian Ensemble Khan Bogd came to Denmark to perform, and they've played a little part of their album for us.



Please, don't laugh, but big congrats to the Cashmere Shop in Copenhagen!

Best,
Batzul

17 comments:

  1. wooooooow good to hear this!!! best wishes batzul! you wont dissapoint your parents!

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  2. I am just wondering are there any possibilities that girl in ad photo- is you? she seems like you, and also you're photogenic, i suppose

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  3. Sorry, if my words disappointing you about these ad photos. Why did they take a shot in the basement or utility room of house? It seems like you are in the bathroom sauna or somewhere like it. If it was in the living room or outside ... gehdee chi ih huurhun haragdaj bnoo. yagad manai goyo gobi ed nar naana chin needeggui yum boloo.

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  4. lol, point taken. This was just a teaser? They are doing real photoshooting this 26th, i can't make it to that photoshooting due to work, but i'll post the real official photos later!

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  5. minii huvid mash heregtei medeelel bna ;) bayarlala.. iimerhu um bodood l bgan.. Naana chin tsag agaar ni her ve? nooluur omsohod? ulirliin chanartai u? esul ali ch ulirald omsoj bolohoor u?

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  6. It's a complete luxury here. So people buy it from that store, because it's cheaper. The weather is windy, humid, and cold, but not as cold as Mongolia;)

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  7. would it be possible to get the contact info (e-mail, phone#) for this store ? thanks!

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  8. Dear anonymous, you can see all the details on their website: http://mongoltextile.com/
    or call the designer at (+45) 30820568

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  9. zuragaa yamar ontsgui gazar avdag yum be? gertee ch yum uu, uur ayataihan gazar avj tavil da. goo saihanii yamarch medremj alga. goyo huvtsasiig gutaagaad bnaa... setgeleesee bichlee shu.

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